Resources Library: Law Enforcement

Intersectionality of Forced Marriage with Other Forms of Abuse in the United States

Added Monday, May 02, 2016 by Action Alliance

In the United States, forced marriage can impact individuals of any age, gender, socio-economic status, ethnic or religious background.  In a 2011 survey, service providers in the U.S. (primarily legal and social service agencies in the domestic violence and sexual assault field but also including law enforcement, school and university staff, counselors and other legal professionals) reported encountering as many as 3,000 known or suspected cases of forced marriage (Tahirih Justice Center, 2011).  The current article is a follow up looking at the intersectionality of other forms of abuse and forced marriage.

Journal: Revolution: Celebrating 30 years of progress

Added Thursday, February 23, 2012 by Action Alliance

A journal for professionals working with victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Volume 5 celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Virginia coalition, and includes the following topics: 30 Years of Making History; Reflections From Those Who Have Worked on the Front Lines; Survivors of Sexual & Domestic Violence Share Their Stories; A Brief History of Virginia's First Rape Crisis Center and Domestic Violence Program; Maps Depicting Expansion of Virginia's Domestic Violence Programs and Sexual Assault Crisis Centers; Brief Bios of the "30 Voices for 30 Years" Honorees.

Volume 5; January 2012.

Published by Virginia Sexual & Domestic VIolence Action Alliance.

68 pages

Journal: Revolution: Responding to Sexual Violence in Virginia

Added Thursday, October 13, 2011 by Action Alliance

A journal for professionals working with victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Volume 3 addresses Virginia's response to sexual violoence, and includes the following topics: A Feminist History of Rape; Long-Term Health Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse; Sexual Assault Response Teams--A Model Protocol; Getting a Sexual Assault Response Team Off the Ground; How Local Immigration Enforcement Threatens Immigrant Survivors; Sexual Violence Policy in Virginia--A Brief History; The Transformative Power of Art.

Volume 3; Summer 2008.

Published by Virginia Sexual & Domestic VIolence Action Alliance.

24 pages. 

Journal: Revolution: Working with Immigrant Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence

Added Thursday, October 13, 2011 by Action Alliance

A journal for professionals working with victims/survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Volume 4 addresses working with immigrant survivors, and includes the following topics: Improving Your Program's Accessibility to Immigrant Survivors; Legal Clinics Help Immigrants Understand Their Rights; Immigrant Programs and Services; Power and Control Tactics Used Against Immigrant Women; Cultural Proficiency Continuum.

Volume 4; January 2011.

Published by Virginia Sexual & Domestic VIolence Action Alliance.

24 pages.

Law Enforcement Adult Sexual Assault Initial Response Checklist

Added Tuesday, July 21, 2015 by Department of Criminal Justice Services

This checklist is intended to be used as a tool/resource for law enforcement. It does not supersede any existing general orders, policies, or procedures, and is designed to be used in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) model sexual assault policy. The model policy is available on the DCJS website at www.dcjs.virginia.gov.